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2024 Nonprofit Day at the Capitol

Showing Up For Our Communities

February 22

February 22, 2024
Public Policy

Virtual Legislative Visits on Wednesday, February 21, via Zoom:

12:00 — 1:00: Advocacy Clinic with MNA’s Public Policy Team featuring Stephanie Deible, MNA Program & Partnership Manager

1:00 — 1:30: Senator Ruth Johnson (R-Holly)

1:30 – 2:00: Senator Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit)

2:00 – 2:30: Break

2:30 – 3:00: Senator Michael Webber (R-Rochester Hills)

3:00 – 3:30: Representative Greg VanWoerkom (R-Norton Shores)

3:30 – 4:00: Representative Rachel Hood (D-Grand Rapids)

4:00 – 4:30: Representative John Roth (R-Interlochen)

4:30 – 5:00: Senator Mary Cavanagh (D-Redford Twp)

In-Person Program on Thursday at Heritage Hall, Lansing State Capitol

8:30 — 9:30:  Networking Continental Breakfast 

9:30 – 10:00:  Welcome: Kelley Kuhn, MNA President & CEO

10:00 – 11:00: Advocacy: Mission Critical, Not Mission Creep

  • Moderator: Stephanie Deible, MNA Program & Partnership Manager
  • Advocacy Case Study: MI Nonprofit Relief Fund: Joan Gustafson, MNA External Affairs Officer; Julie Calley, Director of Strategy for House Republican Leader Matt Hall; Terri Legg, President & CEO United Way of Montcalm-Ionia Counties
  • Community Model and Results: MI Nonprofit Relief Fund: Kourtney Neloms, Founder and Lead Consultant, Catalyst Evaluation & Consulting; Lysne Tait, Executive Director, Helping Women Period; Tammy Pitts, MNA Chief Communications Officer

11:00 – 11:30: Keynote Speaker: Michigan Speaker of the House Joe Tate

11:30 – 12:00: Michigan’s Nonprofit Legislative Caucus 

12:00 – 12:30: Conversation with Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks

12:30 – 2:00: Networking Lunch with MI State Department & Agency Directors

  • Julia Dale, Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA)
  • Mark Garcia, Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)
  • Chad Canfield, Charitable Trust Division, Attorney General's Office
  • Danielle McCann, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
  • Jerome Reide, Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR)
  • Jeffrey Guilfoyle, Michigan Department of Treasury
  • Henry Wolf, Office of Rural Prosperity
  • Emily Skrzypczak, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)
  • Kim Trent, Michigan Poverty Task Force
  • Ginna Holmes, Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC)
  • Marlon Brown, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)
  • Marnie Triemstra, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

2:00 – 2:45: Growing Michigan’s Population: Path to a Prosperous Future

2:45 - 3:30: Nonprofit Power: Engaging Voters for an Inclusive Democracy

3:30 Closing: Kelley Kuhn, MNA President & CEO

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